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John Bonnett - 2/2/13 at 01:00 PM

I'd just like to thank you Chris for your hard work to keep the site up and running. Mostly it is unnoticed until a glitch like yesterday's, but all very much appreciated. Thank you

Best regards

John


myke pocock - 2/2/13 at 01:17 PM

And me to. You only miss in when you aint got it!!!


scootz - 2/2/13 at 01:29 PM

I'm not brown nosing him until he fixes the photo upload problem... and the crisis in the middle east!


yellowcab - 2/2/13 at 01:37 PM

and the view counts lol it twists my balls


ChrisW - 2/2/13 at 01:39 PM

Sorry boys, it's all getting nasty with Netrino aka my ex-employer.

After switching the server off last week with no notice they submitted what appears to be a fake abuse ticket to the temporary ISP last night. Luckily I know someone in management there who was able to intervene.

I'm already suing them (Netrino) for a bunch of other things so we'll just add this to the list.

Chris


chillis - 2/2/13 at 01:46 PM

Always amazes me what has to go on behind the scenes to keep a site like this running, and it all goes pretty much unnoticed. I guess that's good as it shows what an excellent job Chris does.
Great job Chris and thanks again for all your effeorts


RIE - 2/2/13 at 01:49 PM

Sorry to hear about the turmoil with them, I hope you get a favourable result.


yellowcab - 2/2/13 at 01:55 PM

Chris would it be feasible to switch over to vBulletin?


ChrisW - 2/2/13 at 02:02 PM

quote:
Originally posted by yellowcab
Chris would it be feasible to switch over to vBulletin?


I'd love to, but it would be a massive, massive effort.

Chris


Jed - 2/2/13 at 02:15 PM

Chris,
It's probably way down on you list of priorities but the text on the PayPal Donate page could do with an update. I assume that the funds go to the right place..

Jed


blakep82 - 2/2/13 at 02:21 PM

Top lad


nick205 - 2/2/13 at 04:37 PM

+1


Xtreme Kermit - 2/2/13 at 04:41 PM

Thanks for getting the site back!

Was at a complete loss without you all...


sebastiaan - 2/2/13 at 05:46 PM

quote:
Originally posted by blakep82
Top lad


^^^^^^ this!


ChrisW - 2/2/13 at 05:52 PM

One priority is to set up an alert system so that people can tell me if there are problems. I had guests over last night so didn't log on after about 1800, I had no idea that the site was down until this morning!

Chris


perksy - 2/2/13 at 05:56 PM

Thanks Chris for all your efforts and Thanks to Fozzie aswell

Great site with knowledgeable folks who help newbies and the more experienced alike, Long may it continue

[Edited on 2/2/13 by perksy]


mookaloid - 2/2/13 at 06:02 PM

Great job Chris - I wish I could help somehow

Cheers

Mark


Arnie - 2/2/13 at 06:18 PM

Would just like to add my thanks for your efforts. It is a really good site with knowledgeable people. Thanks again Chris.

Regards,

Arnie.


cloudy - 2/2/13 at 06:30 PM

quote:
Originally posted by ChrisW
quote:
Originally posted by yellowcab
Chris would it be feasible to switch over to vBulletin?


I'd love to, but it would be a massive, massive effort.

Chris



AFAIK Impex will convert XMB to vbulletin, or is it the photo uploads that are the issue?


pewe - 2/2/13 at 06:37 PM

Chris, just as a thought - will current contributions cover the cost of transferring the site to a new ISP?
I'm sure most of us would be willing to contribute a bit extra to that end.
BTW how do I find out if I've subscribed in the last year - can't remember if there's an auto reminder?
Regards, Pewe.


Canada EH! - 2/2/13 at 06:53 PM

My computer was very upset it couldn't get to the site, it and I are now much happier, "confusers" have been trouble since day 1.


ChrisW - 2/2/13 at 06:58 PM

quote:
Originally posted by pewe
Chris, just as a thought - will current contributions cover the cost of transferring the site to a new ISP?
I'm sure most of us would be willing to contribute a bit extra to that end.
BTW how do I find out if I've subscribed in the last year - can't remember if there's an auto reminder?
Regards, Pewe.


Hi

To see your donations go to:

http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/memcp.php?action=donations

(It's the 'donations' button in the 'Control Panel / Options' link top left of page)

The new hosting is going to be around 200/month so it's definitely going to hit my pocket hard!

Chris


ChrisL - 2/2/13 at 07:12 PM

Just adding my thanks, it's nights like last night when I realise how much time I spend on LCB forum, I even had to talk to the wife!!!

Many thanks!


ReMan - 2/2/13 at 07:13 PM

200 a month!!! Jeez.

Asides from the obvious, is there anything else that any of us could help with?


mookaloid - 2/2/13 at 08:38 PM

quote:
Originally posted by ChrisW

The new hosting is going to be around 200/month so it's definitely going to hit my pocket hard!

Chris


eek that's a lot!

Donation sent

Cheers

Mark


T66 - 2/2/13 at 08:58 PM

Chris, you have 20 of my money, feel free to do with it what you want.


Thanks


Ivan


RedAvon - 2/2/13 at 09:39 PM

Donation sent. Thanks for all the hard work.

Cheers
Ian


Ben_Copeland - 2/2/13 at 09:57 PM

Donation sent.


ChrisW - 2/2/13 at 10:28 PM

Thanks Gents. Your contributions are much appreciated!

Chris


sdh2903 - 2/2/13 at 10:28 PM

Chris

just a thought (might be a hassle to set up) could we not have some sort of recurring PayPal donation, nothing too much say 2 a month that way you get a steadyish monthly income to cover the monthly costs rather than getting donations in fits and starts?

I for one wouldn't hesitate in signing up

Steve


DavidW - 2/2/13 at 10:45 PM

Donation sent.

Thanks for the hard work.

David


Barkalarr - 2/2/13 at 11:12 PM

What a nightmare last night was.... I had the misfortune of ending up on rhocar... What a load of s**t !!! And as for the lotus 7 forum, you can't get on there without having a code sent through the post.... I had to sit with the wife and watch her crap TV!! Don't do it to me again..

I've stuck some money in the kitty... It's either that or watch Emmerdale and Eastenders !


Confused but excited. - 2/2/13 at 11:34 PM

Donation happily sent.
I'd have been totally knackered without the knowlege that I've gained on this site.
Thanks to all the gurus on here and especially Chris for making it possible.


mads - 3/2/13 at 11:13 AM

Donation sent and as others, thanks for all the hard work put in.